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Adventist Health donates equipment to Fresno Pacific University nursing programs


Adventist Health and Fresno Pacific University are working together to ensure the next generation of nurses is ready to care for residents in the Central Valley.

nurses unloading medical bedsLast week, four hospital beds, a gurney, a crash cart and a defibrillator were picked up from Adventist Health Tulare and delivered to Fresno Pacific University’s new nursing skills and simulation labs.

The equipment, donated by Adventist Health, was either outdated or not being used.

“We know the world needs more nurses, now more than ever,” said Sheri Pereira, associate patient care executive for Adventist Health Tulare. “While we no longer needed this equipment, we were thrilled to learn that Fresno Pacific University could utilize it to train future RNs. We look forward to seeing the college’s completed skills and simulation labs, and pray for the success of their nursing students and faculty as they begin their new journey.”

hospital beds“[Adventist Health’s] generosity has furnished us with the most essential components of each bay, a patient bed and emergency equipment for the entire bay,” added Dr. Alexis Ramirez, assistant program director for Fresno Pacific University’s BSN program. “This equipment will be used to train future generations of nurses for the Central Valley and our underserved populations.”

The nursing skills lab, which is being designed to mirror an acute care hospital environment, will be used primarily by BSN students, starting with the inaugural class in Fall 2022.

The simulation area will also be used by students pursuing RSN to BSN and MSN degrees.

Visit this link to learn more about Fresno Pacific University’s nursing programs:

PHOTOS: Donated equipment being picked up from Adventist Health Tulare; Fresno Pacific University’s new nursing skills and simulation labs

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.